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i'd say almost purely destructive because it has, in fact, led us to some short-term budget cuts that are harmful. it has not led to any resolution of long-term issues which i don't think is possible in this political environment. >> is there any way now to create a bunch of jobs? >> oh -- >> how? how would you create jobs right now? >> if we could do a slug of federal aid to state and local governments that would let them rehire school teachers they laid off and restart the road repair project they've put on ice. right there you could create over a million jobs directly and a half million more indirectly through the effects of demand. if we did that, within 18 months, the unemployment rate would be somewhere in the low sixes. it's -- technically, economically it's the easiest thing in the world. politically we know it's not going happen. it's all about the politics. it's not about economics. >> let's keep the conversation going. you can find us on facebook and twitter. our handle is cnnbottomline, my
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handle is @christineromans. join me at 1:00 p.m. for "your money." hear why bill gates is so frustrated with the illegal immigration policy. >> i would like to see the illegal immigration a tougher problem. the high-talent immigration has been held hostage to that broader problem. >> bill gates at why america needs to open its gates or risk damaging this country's competitiveness. that comes your way at 1:00 p.m. eastern. "cnn saturday morning with randi kaye" starts right now. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." as a standoff in alabama enters its fifth day, a 5-year-old boy remains a hostage underground. new information about his captor. sex, lies, and murder. the jodi arias case is unfolding like a late-night movie. i'll talk with nancy grace who's been inside the courtroom all
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week. the boy scouts may vote next week to lift a decades' old ban. there's a fight brew being what a new policy could mean. we'll look at both sides. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us this morning. we begin with new allegations of drug use against alex rodriguez. it's not the first time that he's been accused of using performance enhancing drugs. the first time was actually several years ago. the current chatter is that it happened again last year. our national correspondent, susan candiotti, is in new york. what is behind the new allegations? >> reporter: good morning. it looks like a-rod's ped controversy wga won't go away. now there's another report alleging alex rodriguez got home visits to his waterfront miami mansion from a man who ran a clinic. espn quoting unidentified sources says that man, anthony
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bosh, injected a-rod with performance enhancing drugs. once bosh was reportedly kicked out of a-rod's home after bosh allegedly had trouble finding a vein. similar drug claims were leveled earlier this week. in the "miami times" newspaper, it says it has a diary containing notes from bosh detailing drugs including human growth hormone given to several athletes. cnn has been unable to independently see the documents in question. now we went to the clinic days ago, but it's been shut down. bosh denies all allegations. and through a spokesman he tells cnn he did not treat, nor is he associated with players including a-rod. in an earlier statement to cnn, a-rod says none of this is true. through his attorneys he calls the documents "illegitimate." in a new statement issued friday, a-rod's lawyers add this -- "in regards to the new allegations made at espn's "outside the line "story, we can say that they are not true.
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alex is working diligently on his rehabilitation and it looking ford getting back on the field as soon as possible." a-rod has repeatedly said he stopped taking performance enhancing drugs in 1993. >> susan, what about major league baseball? i mean, what is the league doing about it? >> reporter: you know, when reports about this miami clinic surfaced earlier this week, major league baseball weighed in. last night they pretty much repeated the same thing in a statement that reads, "we issued a statement on tuesday saying we are investigating." so, there is more to come. >> yes. it certainly sounds that wamy. thank you very much. to alabama now. the desperate waiting game for the parent of one little boy. their 5-year-old being held underground for a fifth straight day. this while police wait outside his makeshift prison, negotiating with the person who grabbed him off a school bus earlier this week. my colleague, trivictor blackwe
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has more. any more information? do we know about the suspect and the bunker that he's in? >> reporter: we have learned information about the suspect. i want to give you an update that i received from the alabama state trooper i've been communicating with. i asked about negotiations overnight. he sent back an e-mail that said simply, "we continue to have an open line of communication with the suspect." so those negotiations continue. about the suspect, after holding on for three days, the dale county sheriff's office released a photograph finally of jimmy lee diykes. we know he's 65 year old, six feet tall, he has minor drug and weapons charges across three states since 1980. we have not learned too much about what is happening inside the bunker now. they're keeping all of those details close to the vest as they try to end this quickly. randi?
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>> do police -- have they given any indication about how long this guy might be able to survive in this bunker? >> reporter: they have not. but from what we know about details about the bunker if people who live in this community, who is stein, they tell me to this has been built with a lot of care and thought. lined with brick walls. no mowe mortar there because th clay keeps things in place. he could have splice for some time. those things have not been confirmed because we went been told what's happening inside the bunker. i do want to play what alabama gover, robert bentley, said about how long this has gone on so far. >> we have to have the right people in place to work through this problem. and i believe that patience should be a virtue as far as the dealing with this situation. and we just -- we don't want to
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make any mistakes. >> reporter: a few important thanks are happening today. i wanted to give you a heads up. at noon eastern we're expecting the next update to tell us if there's information. consistently they've said there's no reason to believe that the boy has been harmed. the other person thing, the bus driver who put himself between the gun and as many children on that bus as possible, his family andence and will gather tonight to remember him. his funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. >> victor, thank you very much. appreciate that. neuse news just in to cnn -- news just in to cnn now. a quake has struck northern japan. the 6.9-magnitude quake struck along the coast of japan's second largest island of hokkaido. about 5.5 million people live on the island. no word of injuries or damage. the tsunami warning center saided it does not appear the quake has triggered a tsunami.
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twitter says around 250,000 accounts were compromised. they gained access to user names and e-mail addresses. twitter officials say they believe the breach may be linked to similar tweets. chelsea clinton accompanied her mom to the state department yesterday for mrs. clinton's farewell. she tweeted this picture of them smiling side by side. chelsea also tweeted that she was "grateful for my mom's and the remarkable state department's service." she added she was thank follow she signed -- thankful she signed off on her last day as -- thankful to share time with her as she signed off on her last day as secretary of state.
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>> i am so grateful that we've had a chance to contribute in each of our ways to making our country and our world stronger, safer, fairer, and better. >> clinton's successor as secretary of state is her former senate colleague, john kerry. he was sworn in yesterday, and he's wasting no time getting down to business. an official says he will likely head to the middle east his first overseas trip this month with stops in egypt and israel. to pennsylvania now where thousands gathered early this morning to watch the world's most famous groundhog, punxsutawney phil, make his annual prediction. guess what, folks -- it's going to be an early spring. >> for you and me. so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see. an early bring for you and me! [ applause ] >> isn't that good news? you heard it from the hog.
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an early spring for you and me. for now, phil, that seer ofseers, sage of sages, prognosticator of prognosticators, he'll have to go back into the hole until next year. if you live in ohio, you may not think that spring is on its way. look at cleveland. the streets are a mess. they could get several more inches of snow. alexandra steele. >> the prague noftgator of progr prognosticators. we're talking about snow, and look at all the snow coming off lake michigan. actually, lake-effect snow warnings during lake michigan. two to four inches of snow. it should be done by 1:00. streams of snow, chicago to cincinnati, to cleveland. all the c towns coming in.
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a mess, snow. one to three on the hold around lifting, what happens in west virginia, the air rushes in, it gets forced up by the mountains. that forcing up bring out any possible voifr. then bigger numbers this. 35 potentially, washington, maybe snow showers tonight. doesn't look like accumulation. big picture around the country, pretty benign, pretty quiet in the intermountain west. sunny but quite cold. the cold front moved through, all that arctic air in place. they've got the air, just don't have a lot of moisture elsewhere other than right here, of course. where the lake effect snow is. there's something i want to watch. a couple of the computer models potentially bridgie bringing a coastal low here. this is one of the models. by tomorrow, here comes the coastal low developing off the coast. this is sunday at 3:00. then we could see more snow. maybe boston getting a little
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snow. they've only had over eight inches all winter and they've usually had at least 14. they could use a little. hey, the big game coming up. what's the forecast? things looking great, no with it that, in new orleans. kickoff tomorrow at 6:30. outdoor temperatures, 70. nice if you're out there, indoors, 70 degrees. no troubles at the game. a lot of fun and watching the adds, right? >> we've done that this morning. always fun to watch that. thank you very much. attorneys for jodi arias sea shy shot and killed her boyfriend in self-defense. seems the jurors have a lot of questions about the evidence. what does it mean for this accused killer? i'll ask nancy grace. [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener
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[ crashing sounds ] [ bleep ] take noted, everybody. don't try this at home. in fact, don't try this at all. a woman in ohio kicking out the window of a police cruiser, giving officers a shattered glass shower. even after the window was out, you see there -- she kept on kicking. police say the woman had just been arrested for allegedly assaulting her mother. keeps getting better, doesn't it? they say it's an ugly example of the influence of too much
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alcohol. [ bleep ] allegations of abuse, naked pictures, and murder. if you weren't awake yet, that should do it. we're talking about the jodi arias case. prosecutors in phoenix say she took naked pictures with her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander, moments before shooting and stabbing him and cutting his throat. arias claims self-defense. i spoke earlier with hln's nancy grace who has been in the courtroom for this gripping case all week. a couple of the images are graphic. >> randi, there's always a chance for acquittal. we certainly learned that in the tot mott, casey anthony, trial. before that, the o.j. simpson case. when you think theest evidence
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incredible for the state, there's not always that possibility. >> do you see a second-degree murder charge or death penalty, and if so, why? >> this jury has been all over the board. this is how we know a little of their thinking. in arizona, the jury is allowed to ask questions. i encountered that when i was prosecuting, jurors were allowed to ask questions. it's a sterile setting. they write down their questions. they hand them to the bailiff who hands them to the judge. if they are non-objectionable, don't call for hearsay or some problem under the law, the judge will ask them -- ask the witness the question and the witness will answer. it's done under lab conditions. but last week we saw some disturbing questions for the state. the jury was asking, randi, well, did you check out the
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roommates? they were asking this of the lead detective. what about travis alexander's roommates, what's their alibi? what were they doing? okay. that's bad. in the defense opening statement, the defense lawyer said, "she did it." my client -- she stabbed him to death. but the jury was still having about alibis for the roommates. that's not good. this week, they got more on the road. the jury started having questions that were more feasible or understandable questions. i think that a murder two is a possibility. i still think they should convict on murder one. one thing that's disturbing among many, we uncovered that there was a point in time where jodi arias was begging to plead guilty to murder two. to state under oath on the bible, "i murdered travis alexander." murder two. when the state rejected that,
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she then switched her defense to self-defense. this is a charade. >> it's interesting to watch how the defendant holds up. at one point i know she broke down during the trial. how do you think she's doing? >> randi, she's like a water faucet. she cries on and off all the time. she typically cries when a discussion to the wounds to travis alexander is shown or photos, sliced up, and her hand. other than that, she's remained stoic. she's demure in court, usually looking down. every time i see her, 15 or 20 feet away and watched her the entire time, she will pull this hair down like a shower curtain over her face so the jury doesn't see her face. and sheep writ-- she writes and doodles. some have gone on eastbound a
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aand -- on ebay and asked for thousands of dollars for the doodle. she has her office chair screwed down. you see the chair backs, and she's sitting way down beside her two lawyers to make her look even more diminutive. occasionally she's gone out and got glasses. she'll push the glasses up every once in a while. she never makes eye contact with anyone. >> do you think she'll take the stand? >> that's the million-dollar question. conventional wisdom is never place your client on the stand because it's not worth -- whatever they say, what will happen to them on cross-examination. it's basically -- i don't know if you ever heard this quote, better to remain silent and let others think you're an [ bleep ] than to speak and confirm your suspicions. that goes for guilt, too. better to let them wonder if you're guilty than to get on the stand and choke up so badly on cross, then they know you're
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guilty. but since she's arguing self-defense, that's a conundrum. no one else can explain to the jury what happened that day in the shower, at least her version, other than her. >> great to chat with nancy. watch nancy weeknights on hln, our sister network. a man who spent four years photographing the beatles forgot about hundreds of his photos. how did that happen? until recently, of course. now we're getting a look at the band like we've never seen them before. for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes!
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welcome back, everyone. 23 minutes past the hour now. a huge stash, hundreds of never-before-seen pictures of the beatles has been recovered. take a look. here's the fab four meeting with their guru. and the others -- those are behind-the-scenes pictures from when the band was shooting the film "help" in the bahamas. the photographer recently found his negatives for the pictures and decided to publish them. and be sure to go to cnn.com where you can see more of these exclusive, never-before-seen images. it's cool stuff. check it out. once again, cnn.com. now to hawaii where lawmakers are proposing a new bill to protect celebrities. it is named the steven tyler acts after the arrow front smith man because he's asked for protection from the paparazzi. the bill would make it illegal to photograph people in private
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with him through a pipe that goes into the bunker. not in two, new -- number two, new allegations of drug use aimed at alex rodriguez. espn reports that the yankees' third baseman got personal visits from the owner of a miami area health clinic. the owner allegedly injected a-rod with performance enhancing drugs as recently as last year. a-rod's spokesman issued a statement saying the allegations are not true. number three, vice president joe biden is talking iran this morning at a security conference in munich, germany. >> we would be prepared to meted bilaterally with the iranian leadership. we would not make it a secret. we would let our partners know if that occasion presented it says. that offer stands, but it must be real and tangible. has to be an agenda that they're prepared to speak to. >> biden plans to sit down with
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the key syrian leader. the-est level meeting with the forces trying to overthrough president bashar al assad. the teen activist shot by the taliban is a nominee for the nobel piece prize. malala yousufzai became an international symbol against the fight for extremism. she was shot in the head after criticizing the taliban for keeping girls out of school. malala is still in the wru.k. f medical treatment. it looks like we'll have an early spring according to one famous groundhog. punxsutawney phil shuffled out of his burrow and predicted the forecast. in over a century he's predicted an early spring only 17 times. this year is one of them. organizers said it was one of the large evidence crowds in event history. >> always accurate! >> we showed it to you live here "saturday morning." time to check the political stories that caught our eye this
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we week. let's start with chuck hagel. he was on the hot seat at the confirmation hearing to become the next defense secretary. he surely was on the defensive side it seems. listen to this. >> i don't think there was a letter that i can recall -- i don't recall the event. i don't recall that. i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i regret saying that. i regret that i used those words. not the term i should have used. i should have said pro-israel. i should have used another term. i'm sorry. i misspoke. >> joining me is cnn contributor maria cardona and amy holmes, anchor of "the real news" on "the blaze." good morning. nice to see you. maria, were you surprised at hagel's performance? >> certainly i wouldn't call it the smoothest confirmation hearing performance ever. but what i was really pricesed at was the grilling, the tough grilling he got from his former
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republican colleagues, one of his former closest friends, senator mccain. while it wasn't the smoothest of performances on behalf of senator hagel, i do think that republicans really need to be careful here because it is looking very political because this is president obama's nominee. and a former colleague of theirs. they are grilling him, probably a lot harder than they grilled john kerry and probably a lot harder than what they're going to gillrill a lot of democrats. i think he will get confirmed. the white house is pretty confident he will get confirmed. he shares a lot of president obama's views. a lot of the questions focused on iraq, a war that has ended, and not on afghanistan which is where a lot of questions are -- >> yeah, that has been some of the criticism. that it was looking backward instead of looking forward. and as far as mccain goes, they got into it over that surge in iraq. and the surge of troops in iraq and afghanistan. does the former republican senator, does he have enough support do you think to get the
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job? >> well, chuck hagel's hearing, i think inept would be a generous word to describe. it of course they're going to pour through the senator's statements and decisions to discern and ascertain his judgment on really crucial, crucial matters facing our country in terms of national security. we want the sharpest knife in the drawer at the pentagon. that's the job description. he's not going to the department of the interior. in terms of whether or not republicans will vote to confirm him, democrats need to hold together and get five republicans to confirm him and he should be able to become the next secretary of defense. there are grumblings among republican senators that they may consider putting a hold on his information to extracts more answers from the administration on the issue of benghazi. that this could be leverage to get to the bottom of that debacle and understanding better the administration's timeline, position, since they didn't get straight answers from former
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secretary of state hillary clinton. >> yeah. >> i think if they do that, it would be a big political mistake. the perception would be very negative for the republicans. >> any single senator can put a hold a nomination. it's been done before. in terms of voting down the nomination, that hasn't happened to a senator since john tower. i don't see that happening. >> let's talk immigration and gun control. both were big this week. eight senators revealed their plan for immigration reform including a better border security, path to citizenship. later in the week the star-studded gun hearings. which has a better chance of getting passed at this point? comprehensive immigration reform or some sort of gun control, amy? >> we've already seen democrats coming out against, say, the assault weapons ban. mark prior, democrat from arkansas. and we have six democratic senators in red states that mitt romney won, up for re-election in 2014. so this comprehensive gun
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legislation that you're mentioning probably is unlikely to get through some narrower policy position where's there's broader agreement. for example, the -- doing background checks on all guns and gun sale loophole and so forth. comprehensive immigration reform, you know, that depends i suppose on the house side. the last time we did immigration reform under george bush, the senate was able to put together a bipartisan deal. my former boss, bill frist, worked on that very hard. he was able to get bipartisan buy-in. the question now is, will house republicans feel that political pressure to get a deal done? and i think the politics are shifting and that in fact we might see some movement there. >> maria, your take? >> i think the senators and our elected officials can walk and crew gum at the same time. i think there will be action on both. i agree with aimy that on the gun control, it probably will be narrower, probably focused on universal background checks and maybe still a ban on assault
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weapons, as well as the large magazine clips. i think there's a lot of agreement on that. in terms of immigration, i think that it will get done. there is certainly huge pressure from a political standpoint for republicans to understand that this needs to get done. that there needs to be a -- a pathway to citizenship. i know that's a big sticking point for republicans. >> yeah. >> i also think we should focus on pieces that both democrats and republicans and majorities of americans agree with. i'll mention one. that is the focus hion high-tec workers and making sure american students have the tools they need to graduate in the high-tech fields, the s.t.e.m. fields. >> i want to ask you quickly, both of you, there could be a new name in the race for new jersey senate 2014. i'm sure you're aware of that name. geraldo rivera. >> yes. he's considering -- >> considering a run. senator geraldo. do you like the sound of that, amy? >> he would be a colorful
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character. i would look forward to his senate floor speeches, the press gaggle there. i hope he's not looking for cal opponent's tomb or bank -- for al capone's tomb or bank vault. >> all of the crazies and circus-type officials, i think it's the senate's turn, why not? >> i think you're putting him in that category. am i reading that -- >> yes, i am. >> calling geraldo crazy. >> yes, i am. >> crazy like a fox. >> nice to have you here. have a great, great saturday. the boy scouts considering lifting a ban on gay scouts. some parents say the policy could ruin the organization. ♪
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good old g.i. joe. katie couric and larry king dated? kind of. sort of. well, she dish good their first and only date to jimmy kimmell. she said king took her to an italian restaurant in washington when she was 30 and he was in his 50s. dying to know how smooth he was? katie says things got awkward after they left the restaurant. listen. >> larry, where are we going, he
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goes, "my place." oh, mother of god! we go to his apartment. we walk in, it's covered with proclamation, larry king day, keys to every city in the country. you know, like all over his apartment. >> wow! >> that was sexy. so we sat there, and what can i say -- he lunged. i said, you're such an interesting, nice man. i would like to meet someone a little closer to my age. >> he lunged. wow. larry said nothing happened between the two when asked about the date a few years ago. taking the field in the nfl can be a dream come true for young players. life after football can be an unexpected challenge, especially for guys who put their bodies through years of abuse. cnn chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta, caught up with a retired nfl cornerback who is
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helping other former players adjust to life after the game. >> reporter: lamar campbell has achieved what many young men only dream of. after four years starting for the university of wisconsin, he made it to the pros. injuries ended his nfl career, but campbell successfully found a new life after the game as a real estate broker. >> welcome back to "life after the game." >> reporter: and radio talk show host on the sports america radio show where he talks about transitioning to life after football as well as addressing injuries he can't really see -- repeated hits to the head. >> i don't think we called it a concussion until you were knocked out on the field. >> reporter: as a player, he didn't know that concussions can cause serious injury to the brain. nowcosm bell says playing football -- now campbell says playing football takes years off a player's loss. he's suffered memory loss. >> i don't remember certain series. i would be out there and not realize what was going on. >> reporter: while he was never
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diagnosed, looking back, campbell believes he's had over ten concussions in his football career and believes players today need to recognize the simpymptoms and be willing to l their brains heal. a year ago, campbell considered donating his brain for research in chronic enseveral l-- enceph research. for him's about giving back to the game, making safer for future generations, including his son should he follow in his father's footsteps. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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welcome back. it may be the eve of the super bowl, but controversial insider
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remarks from chris culver, backup quarterback on the 49ers, has been getting attention. listen. >> what about gay guys, do any approach you? >> no. i don't do the gay guys,an. i don't do that. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> nah. they don't got no gay people on the team. you know, they got to get up out of here if they do. can't be with that sweet stuff. >> is that true? >> that's true. >> they might play well. >> nah. >> no? >> nah. you can't be -- can't be in the locker room -- nah. >> that was on "the artie lange show." within hours, public outcry called for an apology and the team. "the san francisco 49ers reject the comment made tuesday and have addressed the matter with chris much there is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. we have and always will proudly support the lgbt community." this week the boy scouts of america announced it's considering dropping its ban on gay members. in an op-ed for the "new york
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post," one scout parent argued against the change saying this, "imagine that a group of girls is going a camping trip supervised by volunteers, young men you barely know. would you let your 15-year-old daughter go? why should our common sense response be different if the 15-year-old is a boy and the possible even if not likely to be acted on sexual attraction of the adult supervisors is homosexual rather than heterosexual?" the parent who wrote that, ed rhelen joins us, president of ethics and public policy center. joining us via skype is eagle scout zach walls, executive director of scouts for equality. both to you. ed, i'd like to start with you. in that op-ed, are you implying in your argument against lifting the ban that homosexuality is santa a synonymous with pedophilia? >> not at all. i not the example i give indicates the opposite.
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what's at issue is an organization that has long stood in defense of traditional american moral values. it's attracted parents and supporters from churches, precisely because it's in defense of those values. the supreme court has held that the boy scouts have a constitutional first amendment right to exclude leaders whose presence wouldn't be inconsistent with the values and that includes atheists. we can respect and do respect our fellow citizens who are gays or atheists. we love our relatives and friends who are gays or atheists but do not regard them as suitable for scout leaders. >> zach? >> i think it's interesting that that is going into this traditional emotional values framework. i think what he's trying to do is define this as a biblical fundamentalist tradition that's become popular in the u.s. over the last 40 years.
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the reality is that there are christians opposing that policy change including the united church of christ, one of the bsa's largest top sponsors who friday stated, "the ban is inconsistent with the values of dignity and respect that serves the foundation of the scouting program." we couldn't agree more. even though i might be talking about respect, respect for him is a one way street. nobody's calling for the exclusion of baptists, mormons, catholics. frankly, anybody who holds ed's point of view. we're seeing scouts is a program that's experiencing inclusivity because we believe in the values that constitute the program. >> let me ask you about a woman, jennifer tyrell. she was kicked out of the scouts. she is a lesbian mom who was a den leader for her son. is she a threat? >> the question is whether a
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private organization can have -- >> answer that first. >> i don't know this woman. how could i possibly judge whether she's a threat? the fact of the matter is that organizations have all sorts of general rules that they adopt because they're sensible. we don't have to defend every particular rule. the boy scouts, if they abandon the rule and adopt the notion that different troops can have different policies, it's unwokabunwok workable. it will invite legal attacks. and zach and his cohorts will not call a peace truce. they'll realize that the boy scouts can be intimidated. and they're going to continue to intimidate them. this is just an unstable stopping point. it's just a path to further surrender. >> zach? >> somebody who spent 12 years in the organization, i simply have to disagree. we're appealing to the traditional values that have been a part of the boy scouts from the very inception in 1903. i feel that moving forward, this
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is going to be a part of the program that is fostering inclusiveness and valuing the principles of the boy scouts to the entire population of young american men, not just those who happen to be straight. further, to your point about whether or not this is something that is an unworkable legal solution. on a national poll with key three of the boy scouts earlier, the president of the board said that currently -- with the current ban in place, we don't want to find ourselves in a position where a judge is telling us that we need to expand our responsibpolicy even. even though you might be looking at this one way, the bsa isn't taking that position at all. >> ed, you mentioned this change in policy would deprive the troops of protection. protection from what? what do they need protection from? >> they need protection from legal challenges to their decision to exclude gay leaders. the national supreme court organization won that victory 13 years ago. they're throwing it away in a way that would expose local troops and volunteer leaders to
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lawsuits by activists like zach -- >> would you want your son to be in the scouts if he was gay? >> you know, i think a question like that directed at my son is a rude question. let me answer it this way -- i would not have put my son in a troop with an openly gay leader or atheist leader. and lots of parents and most vibrant part of the boy scouts believe the same. zach can cite one denomination with this proposal, there are plenty of folks who aren't. i think the boy scouts are fixing -- please let me finish. this would be an epic failure in flip they topper cave -- if they were to cave to financial pressure. this isn't a decision on the merits. this decision is being made in the face of financial pressure. the almighty buck. what sort of lesson is it to scouts if the national organization would cave because of that rather than sflel.
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>> zach, the final word? >> to be clear it's not just the ucc that weighed in. the mormon church, catholic churches, hardly known for liberal -- >> they're not going prove this. >> let him finish it. >> don't you dare suggest they're going to approve this. >> ed, let zach finish, please. >> no, i mean the point is simply that while there may be some who are very, you know, opposed to this policy position, there's a vast difference between being opposed to gay marriage and opposing the richment and development of young men because they happen to be not straight. while i think ed's position is one that i respect and we're not going remove his son from the program, i think he should understand that the scouts is about respecting the opinions of all the people who want to be members, not just some. >> zach walls -- >> you don't respect it -- >> appreciate the time. appreciate both of you discussing this. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. more after this quick break. . see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms...
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from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." saturday, february 2. good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. i didn't do, it new york yankees superstar alex rodriguez hitting back at reports linking him to an alleged doping ring in florida. more on what a-rod is saying ahead. a terrified 5-year-old boy asking for his parents. still being held captive underground in alabama. new details are surfacing as to a possible motive in the standoff. a u.s. soldier tells a harrowing story of survival on the battlefield in iraq. problem is, it was all a lie to win his way to "american idol" fame. we begin now with an update on new allegations of doping
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against new york yankees star alex rodriguez. a-rod is being accused of taking performance enhancing drugs from a florida clinic. this is not the first time. the 37-year-old has admitted in the past to doping but says he's been clean since 2003. susan candiotti is live with more on this. bring us up to date. >> reporter: hi, randi. a-rod is dealing with round two of a ped controversy involving a miami clinic. now there's another report alleging alex rodriguez got home visits to his waterfront miami mansion from a man who ran a clinic. espn quoting unidentified sources says that man, anthony bosh, injected a-rod with performance enhancing drugs. once beneficiary was reportedly kicked out of a-rod's home after bosh allegedly had trouble finding a vein. similar drug claims were leveled earlier this week in the miami "new times" newspaper which said had it a diary containing notes from bosh detailing drugs
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including he'll an growth hormone -- human growth hormone given to several athletes. cnn has been unable to see the documents in question. we went to the clinic, but it's been shut down. bosh denies all allegations. through a spokesman, he tells cnn he did not treat nor is he associated with players including a-rod. now earlier in a statement to cnn, a-rod also says none of this is true. and through his attorneys, calls the documents about him "illegitimate." in a statement he lawyers add this, "in regards to the new allegations made in espn's "outside the line" story, we can say they are not true." they go on torks "alex is working diligently on his rehabilitation and is looking forward to getting back on the field as soon as possible." a-rod had hip surgery. a-rod repeatedly said he stopped taking performance enhancing drugs in 1993. but you see, it won't all go
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away. >> yeah, seems like it's getting a little bit uglier. what are the next steps here? >> reporter: of course, major league baseball has acknowledged that it's looking into this. they have weighed in and said that they issued a statement saying that they are investigating and that's pretty much what they also said friday night when we reached out it them. >> susan candiotti, appreciate the update. all right. now alabama where details are surfacing regarding a possible motive in the tense standoff between police and a man who's holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. this coming on day five of the ordeal. victor blackwell is following the developments in alabama. what are you hearing? >> reporter: i can tell 2000 things. we just got off -- tell you two things. we just got off the phone with the person who immediately after the tragedy on tuesday had been with the parents of that
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5-year-old boy. i asked if he had been in communication with the parents since. he said he was with them yesterday. he says they have not been allow ted sited. i asked about -- allowed at the site. i asked about something, that this boy had been crying for his parents inside this bunker. i asked him had he been to the bunker. he told me no. i asked had he spoken with anyone who heard the boy crying specifically. he said no. he summed it up and said, "you know he's crying for his parents. he's 6 years old." we know the boy is 5. so he cannot confirm that the boy is indeed crying inside this bunker. we should clear that up. the second important thing is the news conference coming at the top of this hour. again, every news conference was canceled on thursday. any news conference that happened friday didn't offer anything new. i sent a message to the pio, public information officer here, and i said, should we expect any new information at this news
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conference, and he told me, yes, there will be a few new, as he called them, nuggets coming out. that's in a few minutes from now at the top of the hour. >> victor, thank you very much. we'll keep an eye out for the news conference. california's parole board is recommending freedom for one of kafrls manson's con -- charles manson's convicted followers. bruce davis was sentenced in 1972 for the murders of two men. he was not involved in the more infamous murder of actress sharon tate. calf governor brown has 30 -- california governor brown has 30 days to decide whether to release davis. if freed he would be the first manson family member to leave prison. in egypt, soccer players are kicking off their season today to an empty stadium. it's than fans don't want to be there. spectators are not allowed, and security is tight after 74 people were killed in a deadly riot following a game last year in port sayed. last week, 21 people were sentenced to death in the riots, sparking new protests in several
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cities. in cairo last night, demonstrators threw rocks and molotov cocktails at security forces, igniting a fire outside the presidential palace. if you have a twitter account, you'll want to pay attention to this. the social media web site says it has been hacked. about 250,000 accounts are compromised. the company says it discovered the breach earlier this week. the groundhogs had their say. is spring near, or will we have six more weeks of winter? we'll tell you what phil and chuck predicted. his contributions to new york are well-known. now the man behind the documentary on former mayor ed koch brings hear personal stories from mr. new york. let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪
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you heard it there. what phil had to say. what about chuck, the groundhog? he's staten island zoo's prognosticator and also predicts an early spring. at least they agree. the groundhogs say spring is near, but don't tell that to effects in the upper midwest and northeast. meteorologist alexandra steele is here. i think your record is better than chuck or phil -- >> phil is 39% at best. beauregard lee, our prognosticator in georgia, he says we've got a lot of winter left. >> i hope he's wrong. >> right. they're seeing a lot of winter in chicago and cleveland. in chicago, they are seeing snow showers now, 20 degrees. but you know, we haven't seen a lot of snow there at all this winter. we're watching the snow here cleveland, cincinnati. the cold arctic air coming off the lake waters in line for lake-effect snow. you see it, making its way to washington, d.c., by 4:00, 5:00 tonight. could see maybe a half inch to haven by tomorrow.
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winter threat. here's where it is. the purple delineating where the winter weather advisories are. so on the whole, around cincinnati, one to three. here in the mountains of the appalachians because the graphic lifting, the air moves to the mountains. it's forced upward. and that's squeezing out any potential moisture. three to five there. washington could see this afternoon. pretty on the ground if you're watching the game tomorrow. big picture, that's where the snow is. on the whole, cold and dry. one thing i want to show you, the potential for boston snow tomorrow. this is a computer model. this is tomorrow throughout the afternoon and into tomorrow. here's what's going to happen. an area of low pressure may develop. this is one model. this area of low pressure, if it gets closer to the coast, we could see snow in boston tomorrow night. and you see this does bring some to the cape and islands. keep an eye on. that and forecast weather for the game, it's looking beautiful. tailgating, outside door, 60 degrees.
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indoors, of course, 70. >> okay. alexandra, thank you very much. >> sure. he wanted to be new york's mayor for life. a day after his death, we'll get a sneak peek at a fascinating upcoming film on the incredible life and contributions of ed koch from the film's director himself. well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure.
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new york people have given me so much. on my gravestone, i say i fiercely love the people of the city of new york. >> and the people of new york fiercely loved him back. the city's three-term mayor, ed koch, speaking to cnn's piers morgan less than one month ago. mr. koch passed away yesterday in the city he so fiercely
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loved. he was 88. known as mr. new york, the larger than life koch was creditsed with giving the big apple -- credited with giving the big pel its mojo back. when he ran for re-election, he was so popular, both parties nominated him. he won a third time with 70% of the vote. he said he wanted to be mayor for life. in a touch of irony, his death happened with the release of a film it his life called "koch." watch this. [ booing ] >> more yays than boos. >> he created a second life for himself. he's been a political force. he still enjoys the battle. >> people would say, oh, you must run again. you must run again. i would say no! people threw me out and now the people must be punished. >> joining me to talk about the documentary is the director, neil barsky. good morning to you. tell us first, why "koch."
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why did you want to make this film? >> we started the film in 2010. i was a young reporters in my 20s when ed koch was mayor in the 1980s. i always felt that was a critical part to new york's history. the seeds were planted under koch even though the 1980s, the city was besieged by aids and crack and -- i wanted to tell the story of new york's fall and rise and hopefully understand how we got to be the city we are today. >> you obviously spoke with him, conducted interviews for this. what were your impressions? anything surprise you it him? >> yeah. what surprised me is when we shot from 2010 and 2011, there was so much rich tons gets on camera from contemporary koch. as an 86-year-old, he had a dynamic life. he led us to his home, he let us
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come while he was politicsing in the burbs. what started out as a historical film became more personal. personal about him, not me. there's two stories now. the story of new york but what was surprising is just how dynamic his life was as an octogenarian. so we have the story of koch then and the story of koch over the last several years. >> as he said, he had a deep, fierce love of new york city. arguably, brought it back from the brink of bankruptcy in the late '70s as you talk about. let's look at a clip of your film where he talks about that. >> i knew that the city was in dire peril when i ran. i also knew that was all those who were running or thinking of running, i knew more than they did. how we doing? >> things did truly change. i remember when he was mayor, growing up there in that area. and things really changed after
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he left office. >> yeah. you know, we have a sense looking back that history works out in some inevitable way. it was not nestsable. a lot of -- inevitable. a lot of cities, even northeastern cities, stayed on the decline past the '80s and '90s. but new york did come back and came back not only because of mayor cost of, but he stabilized the finances, injected the city a new dose of morale. new york was depressed in those days. it was the butt of johnny carson jokes. and here this was larger than life guy who really gave new york his hope. at the same time, he did substantive things. the city in the late '80s spent $5 billion rehabilitating its neighborhoods and housing stock. and that was koch. that's something he's less well known for, but it led the way for the rehabilitation of the city. you don't see the south bronx anymore. that didn't happen by itself. >> he was an open book about everything except his sexual orientation. he was never married. folks speculate good him. did he talk to you about that
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for the him? >> sure. it's an important part of his political biography. since running for office he was hounded by stories this he was gay. in 1977 when he was running against mario cuomo there were signs "vote for cuomo, not the home oh." this man was born in 1924. in 1977 when you ran for mayor, you could be gay or you could be mayor, but you couldn't be both. i think his unwillingness to say whether or not he was gay reflects a generational aspects of him. he stayed it w it through t-- s through the end. i discussed it as to aids, he was less prone to wanting to be identified with a gay issue like attacking the aids crisis. i asked, did you ever -- would you be attempted to use your platform if you were gay to change lives. and, you know, he's been
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steadfast, none of your business. throws an epithet around when he's asked. you know, what's interesting it not whether he's gay or was gay or wasn't gay. what was interesting was that here was a guy surrounded by new yorkers, surrounded by the public, surrounded by friends and family, but every night he went home alone. >> neil barsky, thank you very much. ed koch's funeral will be held monday at a sin going on thesin the upper east side. the nfl players association alan greenspaned to testing flaez as part -- agreed to testing for hgh testing saying it will help the integrity of the game and make playing safer. at one point football was so violent, critics wanted to ban it. the president of the united states had to step in to help save it. tom foreman follows the american journey of the country's most popular sport. ♪
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>> reporter: the numbers expected from the big game are staggering. 179 million fans will likely watch, almost eight million will buy new tvs, and in total, consumers consumer spending for wings, beer, pizza and more will top $12 billion. how did we get there from here? this is believed to be the oldest film of a college football match. princeton and yale, 1903. at that time versions of the game had already been played for 30 years. but football as we know it was just beginning its american journey. >> we're talking about a period when the game was being played in college, and maybe 2% of americans were even going to college. >> reporter: michael oriard is a former nfl player-turned-author and professor. >> why would they care what the boys are doing with their spare time? the popular press transformed
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the game into this popular spectacle. >> reporter: through lurid, hyper ventilating accounts, they were drawn into a world so violent that injuries and fatalities were common. the gape wgame was so wild, man wanted it banned outright prompting theodore roosevelt, a fan, to plead for toning it down. he developed a professional league before world war i and not terribly long after world war ii, surging in popularity. >> what changed that in the 1950s was television. television made it possible for football fans everywhere to follow professional football. also opened it up, a game for people who had no connection what so ever with the universities. >> reporter: tv turned it into big league entertainment with slow-motion replays, cute cheerleaders, and superstar athletes. today pro football has by far
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more fans than any other american sport. and each super bowl is a record-breaker even before the kickoff. tom foreman, cnn, looking for tickets in washington. good luck with that, tom. learn how it became a cultural phenomenon and more. we'll have "kickoff in new orleans" a "bleacher report" special at 4:00 eastern. a 5-year-old boy and his captor holed up at a bunker in alabama. what are negotiators doing and what are neighbors saying? try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink.
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your credibility. the fact of the matter is, i'm absolutely confidence what they've done is they've identified a cadre of n-- of negotiators of fellow vets that can establish a rapport, a level of understanding that they can build on. this is now day four. i am quite certain that they have made significant inroads in trying to establish common areas that they can build upon and at the same time identify issues that we call hot-button issues such as encroachment on his property and other things that he's obviously quite sensitive to. >> as far as a possible motive, we're hearing the suspect may have been angry with the bus driver for driving on his
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property. authorities are expected to provide new details at noon today. new details today in the case of a lead texas prosecutor who was gunned down in broad daylight thursday morning. a friend of prosecutor mark hassey said he feared for his life and carried a gun to work days before he was ambushed and shot on the way it his car. haassey was killed in an employee parking lot a block from the courthouse outside dallas. one or two gunmen wearing black clothing jumped in a getaway car. authorities still have no leads. i spoke to prosecutor and contributor paul callan about the case and if he's heard of a shooting like this. >> i have to say it's very rare to see a prosecutor attacked or assassinated in connection with a case he's been prosecuting. there have been -- has been an uptick in recent years in attacks on prosecutors. even given that uptick, it's very, very rare. defendants are actually more
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likely to attack their own defense attorneys than prosecutors. they know that the heat's going to come down on them if they attack a prosecutor. and they also know prosecutors are just doing their jobs. given that, with terrorism cases, some organized crime cases, and this prosecutor, by the way, had been the chief of the organized crime unit in the district attorney's office before taking this job, he had very -- he prosecuted some real bad guys. some methdealers, drug dealers, drug cartel people a lot of suspects here if this is an assassination case. we don't have enough evidence to know. >> and a friend of his spoke with our david fitzpatrick and said that he had feared for his life before, mark hassey, he used to go out different doors at the courthouse, never using the same door on different days. you were a prosecutor. does that surprise you? >> what surprises me is that he
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wasn't given extra security if that was the case. i have to tell you, a lot of people are surprised ton that even prosecutors who prosecute murder cases -- i prosecuted many, many murder cases, and i never had any security. you know, the head d.a. might get security in a big city. but the guys who are trying the cases don't unless there's a specific threat. here, if this assistant d.a. was so worried about his safety that he's doing this going out separate days, being secretive, carrying a gun, i'm wondering why the office didn't know about it and why there wasn't extra security provided. >> yeah. a $71,000 reward is offered for any information leading to a conviction in the case. and a u.s. soldier tells a harrowing story of survival on the battlefield in iraq. problem is, it was all a lie. a big lie to win his way to "american idol." es... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes.
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welcome back. an "american idol" contestant had the most perfect story to go with his singing voice. the story of bravery in war, survival, and a happy ending. it was almost too good to be true. that's probably because it was too good to be true. martin savidge with the details. oh! >> sheer cuteness. >> reporter: it was one of those made-for-tv moments that was guaranteed to melt your heart. 26-year-old matt farmer taking a shot at fame on "american idol" wednesday night. holding his precious 3-year-old daughter and telling a story of valor from his military service in iraq. >> we were on a mission in ramadi, iraq, and came across an ied.
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the ied exploded. i just remember waking up in the hospital in kuwait. >> reporter: the only problem -- it was all a lie. among the millions watching and listening was farmer's former best friend, nick betts. >> it is not true. >> reporter: how does he know? >> i was with him the entire time. >> reporter: betts said he deployed with farmer in 2006 and 2007. he said the "idol" wannabe was never in an ied blast. >> there were numerous ieds that tour. thankfully nobody was killed by them. we did have a fellow soldier that was maimed. but farmer was never -- he was not involved in any of those. >> reporter: betts says farmer was flown out of iraq for medical reasons. but he says it was due to farmer getting drunk and mixing prescription drugs, not the enemy. >> my name's matt farmer -- >> reporter: "american idol" wasn't the only time farmer lied. he told a huge church audience of a harrowing tale of survival in afghanistan when he said the
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truck he was riding in ran over two land mines. >> everyone but myself was killed. i was the only one left alive. >> reporter: according to farmer's military buddies and his ex-wife, farmer was never in afghanistan. not long after his "idol" moment, the coast guard began of valor web site dedicated to keeping military records honest lit one outrage. said one post, "sickening that this man is allowed to call himself a veteran. he's a disgrace to our true military heroes." another said "ssos -- sorry sack of [ expletive ] ." he admitted later it was all lies. he went on to say, "to everyone but more importantly the men i served with, i am deeply regretful and sorry. betts was one of those men. he's not sure sorry cuts it. >> i feel like he took away from
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those who did sacrifice for this country. we lost really good men that year. some were maimed, some were killed. to claim that he was with them and involved in this tragedy is disgusting. >> reporter: they've been having an ongoing conversation with farmer, trying to convince him to come on the air at cnn. he responded saying, "at this time i'm not in the best of mental states to call and talk. a bit scattered to be honest, but would like to call and let people hear me set the record straight. as soon as i can get checked out and make sure i'm okay." good news we hope from that is that it appears he's seeking professional help. martin savidge, cnn, atlanta. all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok.
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vegetarians are about 1/3 less likely to die or need treatment as a result of heart disease. here's why -- heart disease is the number-one killer in the western world. this is why this is important -- 83 million americans have some form of cardiovascular disease and risk factors for heart disease like obesity are at an all-time high. if that doesn't convince you, listen to this -- according to cdc, in 2010 the total cost of cardiovascular diseases in the u.s. were estimated to be $444 billion. fitness and nutrition expert says e desirz -- expert desiree nathanson joins me to talk about vegetables. i could dive into this table. this is me. >> i know. >> let's talk about this meatless diet. it could be hard for some americans to swallow, right? >> definitely. >> so -- there are some healthy vegetables that they can start with, maybe baby steps? >> yes. absolutely. >> what do you recommend? >> these are all great choices. i'm probably going to take them home with me. we have corn which tends to be a
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starchier vegetable. you don't want to overload on that. carrots are wonderful. asparagus, eggplant the, broccoli. and of course cale is the no and exciting -- kale is the new and exciting super food. >> let's go through this, we'll start with kale. tell us why it's amazing and you shouldn't have too much. >> dark, leafy vegetables have tons of victims and minerals and antioxidan antioxidants. these tend to have oxilates where if eaten too much can cause kidney stones. even if it's good for you, you don't want to eat too much at one sitting. >> i'm a big fan of broccoli -- not as a kid, though. this has protein? >> yes, dark, leaf vegetables have protein. people think to get protein they have to eat a steak. if you're getting two, three, four grams here and there, you'll end up with a nice amount at the end of the day. >> asparagus, a nice fan. how nutritious is that? >> asparagus is wonderful. again, lots of vitamins and
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minerals. basically if you eat a rainbow of vegetables you've got your vitamins. >> diuretic, too. >> yes. but so water. >> that's true. but there's other good stuff in there. >> definitely. >> we came across this rumor that's been floating out there. can these vegetables actually help you burn fat? i mean, is that true? >> i am so glad you asked that -- no. there is no fat-burning food. and i like the state farm commercial on now saying, if it's on the internet it must be true. it is not. >> then why does everybody say that? that this food can help you burn fat? does it increase your metabolism in any way? >> no. the small amount that can t can change or affect is so negligible it doesn't count. if you're eating a diet rich in vegetables, lean meats, whole grains -- >> fuller longer, right? >> yes. you're eating more calories. this right has few calories, but it's a lot of food. >> right. >> you're going to be eating more but less calories. slimming down with a balanced diet. >> that's why we think this is
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healthy -- >> and a good fat burner -- ready for this -- exercise. >> no! >> yes. >> come on. couch versus exercise, i don't know. thank you very much to desiree nathanson. you can check out more health and fitness tips on my blog. find that at cnn.com/randi. a huge week on wall street. the dow pushes past the 14,000 mark for the first time in more than five years. we'll tell you what that means. first, when traveling to other cities and countries, the best way to get a real taste of the place is through the local food. cnn ireport has teamed up with o make a global list of 100 places to eat like a local. here's more with a sample. >> reporter: i'm here on a beautiful winter's day in istanbul. when i want to eat like a local, i come and talk to this guy over here. my friend ansell mullins. how you doing?
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he's the editor of a guide book on local restaurants and of a web site, istanbuleast.com. >> what do you have in mind today? >> reporter: 'tis the sean to eat black sea anchovies, what do you think? let's do it. >> reporter: all right. >> welcome. >> reporter: thanks. >> thank you. >> reporter: we're eating anchovies. they're totally delicious. one of my favorite foods. i mean, the ingredients are so simple. this is olive oil, lemon. >> that's right. turkey is blessed with great waters, fresh fish seasonally. in the hands of an usta, master, something like a jedi knight in the kitchen. they're protectors of something serious. and this is -- the back story of a place like this. it's the guy in the kitchen who keeps it all going. >> reporter: ooh, here we go. what is this? >> this is sole.
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these are local sole fillets which have been wrapped, secured, and grilled in the same way that it was -- >> you don't object to lemon juice? >> no, no, never. mm. >> reporter: wow. >> you saw the guy with the coffee from outside? great. again, specialization, you know. man who grills the fish doesn't make the coffee. why should he? >> reporter: so if you want to eat like a local, eat food the way turks have been doing for years, come here. >> hear, hear. >> reporter: cheers. yummy. >> yummy for sure. ireporters, here's your chance to help create a food lover's map of the world. go to ireport.com/100places.
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let's talk your money and a milestone for wall street. for the first time since 2007,
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the dow jones closed above 14,000. the stock market's rise has put it back in line with more prosperous times. cnn's al alison kosik has more now. >> okay, randy. party like it's 2007. on friday, the dow closed above 14,000. it's a milestone we haven't seen since 2007. but here at the nyse, we hardly heard a peep from traders when it happened. no hooting and hollering like in years passed. still the dow hit the market thanks to upbeat economic data. wall street saw the january jobs report as good enough even though investors really expected better. also consumer confidence and manufacturing rose. that pushed stops over the edge. but the momentum has been there for a while. the dow has been powering higher ever since it hit rock bottom back in 2009. it fell as low as 6,500. so hitting 14,000 is a reminder of the comeback.
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but most analysts we talked to say it doesn't mean much. instead they've got their eyes on the next big one. >> these are certainly nice round numbers. i mean, i personally think it will be more of an event once we break through that october 2007 all-time high. that is more of a milestone than just going through a thousand marker which we, again, have done before. >> and if that all-time high of 14,164 that we're watching for now. randi, back to you. >> thank you very much. "cnn newsroom" starts at the top of the hour. miguel marquez is in for fredric fredricka. you have a lot coming up. >> we do. the legal guys are here talking about a case in new york. a 7-year-old who was interrogated and held about six hours by the new york police department over a $5 bill. the legal guys will be here to talk about that. and it was another strange week in the case of jodi arias out in
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phoenix. he's accused of killing her boyfriend and her case has captivated the nation. we'll have the latest on that case. and from trades to frigid temperatures, wacky weather across the entire country last week. we'll look at what's going on and why it's going on. a news conference expected very soon, top of the hour in alabama where a man is holed up in an underground bunker with a 5-year-old boy. we'll take you there live. it's the party of the year, super bowl xlvii just hours away. football legend joe theismann will be with us live along with some other special guests all afternoon long. a pretty packed program this afternoon. >> a nice conversation with joe. >> yeah. >> i wonder who he's going to pick. do you have a pick? >> looking forward to that. i love the ravens. but i'm from california. so i love the 49ers. i love them both equally. >> all right. well got to pick one. >> i was hoping for a tie. >> okay. i'm going with the ravens. we'll see. we'll check back with you in
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just a moment. the funeral for a 15-year-old girl who performed at president obama's inauguration will take place next weekend in chicago. she was shot and killed at a chicago park this week. her story is now at the center of a passionate debate over gun control in america. here's cnn's ted rowlands. >> reporter: she was one of those kids that always seemed to have a smile on her face, which you can see in this youtube video. that's how friends are describing 15-year-old hide action pendleton, the latest innocent victim of gun violence in the city of chicago. just days ago, a highlight of her short life -- she traveled to washington, d.c., to perform with her high school majorette teamed a the inauguration. jada kay ken is the girl next to her in in photo. >> she was real happy on the trip. >> she was a nice person. she smiled all the time. she never frowned. she was never mad. she was never sad. >> reporter: tuesday afternoon she had just finished a final
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exam. she and a group of friends ducked under this park shelter to avoid rain. witnesses say a gunman came out from behind this fence and started shooting. she was hit and killed just a mile away from president obama's home in chicago. >> the president and the first lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family of hidea pendleton. all of our thoughts and prayers are with her family. as the president has said, we will never be able to eradicate every act of nooefl this country, but if we can save even one child's life, we have an obligation to trial when it comes to this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: illinois senator dick durbin also brought up the murder during a gun hearing on capitol hill, talking about her trip to washington. >> it was the highlight of her young 15-year-old life. yesterday in a rainstorm after school she raced to a shelter, a gunman came in and shot her dead. just a matter of days after the happiest day of her life she's gone. >> reporter: it's been a